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The BBC’s Critique of ‘I, Pencil’ Misses the Point

The BBC’s Critique of ‘I, Pencil’ Misses the Point

“I, Pencil” has persuaded people of the wonders of the free market. Some want it to be destroyed.

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

When viewed analytically—based on how much money they generate—women in soccer actually make more than men.

A Little American Myth-Making Never Hurt Anyone

A Little American Myth-Making Never Hurt Anyone

When recalling our national myths, we ought to emphasize, as C.S. Lewis suggested, “the tale as such, on the picture which fires the imagination, the example that strengthens the will,” and avoid “the perfectly serious indoctrination of the young in knowably false or biased history—the heroic legend drably disguised as text-book fact.”

Restaurant Chain Announces Bankruptcy, Says Minimum Wage Hikes to Blame

Restaurant Chain Announces Bankruptcy, Says Minimum Wage Hikes to Blame

The minimum wage was not the only factor Restaurants Unlimited blamed for their impending bankruptcy. The company also cited a pair of soft restaurant openings and a decline in casual dining.

Take off the Masks: A Message to Antifa

Take off the Masks: A Message to Antifa

If you aren’t willing to put yourself at risk for beating up some guy taking your picture, then what sort of creature does that make you?

Over Half of Hispanic Voters Support Citizenship Question on Census

Over Half of Hispanic Voters Support Citizenship Question on Census

A poll released earlier this month includes a finding that may surprise those who say adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census will result in minority communities not being properly counted.

Progressives Propose to Eliminate Over a Million Jobs Held by the Working Poor

Progressives Propose to Eliminate Over a Million Jobs Held by the Working Poor

Saying that you will eliminate over a million jobs held by the poorest people in America is not exactly a winning message. Instead, they frame it as a pay increase. Will Americans be fooled?

Low Marriage and Birth Rates Explained

Low Marriage and Birth Rates Explained

The real question, though, is what should be done. How can society as a whole give people the tools they need to raise children – or at least have a true choice about whether or not to do so?

Don’t Overlook Gen Z’s Creative Edge

Don’t Overlook Gen Z’s Creative Edge

Contrary to popular misconception, Gen Z members are not millennials.

San Francisco School Board Votes to Paint Over George Washington Mural

San Francisco School Board Votes to Paint Over George Washington Mural

Buckling under pressure from those who find the images offensive to certain members of the school community, the board decided to paint over it. 

The Sober Curious Are Challenging the Drinking Culture. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

The Sober Curious Are Challenging the Drinking Culture. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

The sober curious are challenging the belief you need alcohol as a social lubricant.

Why I Love Flying With My Children

Why I Love Flying With My Children

Relax! Flying with kids is actually not that big of a deal.

'Hold The Mayo': Me and Mickey D’s

'Hold The Mayo': Me and Mickey D’s

Yep, I’m eating at McDonald’s. And so are a lot of other people. Let’s see why.

Cronyism vs. Free Markets in ‘Stranger Things’

Cronyism vs. Free Markets in ‘Stranger Things’

Free exchanges are positive-sum endeavors. They work because both parties — in their own estimation — benefit. This is how wealth is increased through production and exchange.

Why I am Not a Socialist

Why I am Not a Socialist

I share a lot of the concerns and goals of those who describe themselves as “socialists.” Why, then, am I not a socialist? I think, though, that they are making serious mistakes. To put it simply, people too often mistake the ends for the means and define economic and political systems in terms of their advocates’ stated goals rather than the actual characteristics of those systems. 

Three Things Wrong With "Atlas Shrugged" (That Have Nothing to Do With Objectivism)
The Bystander Effect: Myth or Fact?

The Bystander Effect: Myth or Fact?

Statistics show there may exist more Good Samaritans than many believe, thus forcing us to rethink the Bystander Effect. 

Three Lessons an Ancient Text Can Teach About Human Dignity

Three Lessons an Ancient Text Can Teach About Human Dignity

How much influence should an ancient text have on the way modern people lead their lives?

To Be Happy, First Be Pessimistic

To Be Happy, First Be Pessimistic

What if we're pursuing happiness the wrong way?

New York City’s Students Deserve School Choice

New York City’s Students Deserve School Choice

Mayor de Blasio’s policies keep New York City kids trapped in violent, chronically failing schools.

It’s Not Just Her: The Worst Thing About Teaching

It’s Not Just Her: The Worst Thing About Teaching

Tara Blair Ball has taught for nine years. And she hates teaching.

The Misery of Modern MLM

The Misery of Modern MLM

Is there anybody left in America who hasn’t been approached by friends for multi-level marketing purposes?

The Roots of Political Correctness

The Roots of Political Correctness

So many politically-correct assumptions have become mainstream that, as Tocqueville once predicted, they have narrowed our ability to question rather than actually give us answers.

We Fought the Transgender Activists, and Lost. Here Are Five Lessons for Every Parent

We Fought the Transgender Activists, and Lost. Here Are Five Lessons for Every Parent

Only parents can demand accountability from school systems and set boundaries around their children.

Traveling Backwards: Reparations and the Complications of History

Traveling Backwards: Reparations and the Complications of History

All too often we critique our ancestors without making any effort to get to know them. Unless we attempt to walk in their shoes, however, and see with their eyes, we have nothing but facts and dates by which to evaluate them.

Why the Minimum Wage Can’t Solve the Poverty Problem

Why the Minimum Wage Can’t Solve the Poverty Problem

A higher minimum wage is sold as a way to help millions out of poverty. The reality is that it only benefits a small minority to the cost of everyone else.

Why We Need Second Breakfast: Three Things Hobbits Teach About Friendship

Why We Need Second Breakfast: Three Things Hobbits Teach About Friendship

We’re not perfect, and neither were the Hobbits. Deep friendships take time, energy, and forgiveness.

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

The lavish profits and salaries of America's top non-profit hospitals' executives impel many to call for increased transparency. 

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